With Gonzaga suffering its first loss of the season, Kansas has been elevated to the No. 1 spot in this week's AP men's basketball poll.
Villanova coach Jay Wright explains that while it's prestigious to be the top seed in the NCAA tournament, it's not as important as some people may think.
BYU knocked off Gonzaga to end the Zags' quest for a perfect season. That's good enough to earn honors from Dickie V.
There are plenty of coach of the year candidates, but Dickie V has managed to trim his list to five. And it's hard to argue with any of them.
Stephen A. Smith thinks LaVar Ball is putting undue pressure on his sons and should instead be quietly supportive.
OK, Gonzaga lost. Joe Lunardi's response: Big deal. Look at the body of work before questioning whether the Zags still belong on a 1-line. (Hint: They do, and it's not even close.)
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|4||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||23-6||4||48||16||25|
|25||Iowa StateISU||Big 12||19-9||25||7||24||37|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).